Switzerland is beautiful! The more people travel and know, the more passionate they are for the natural beauties and dazzling landscapes of the Alps. But many of these places are far from the big cities or traditional itineraries. Those who risk carrying their knapsacks on their backs and delve into the thousands of paths and walks scattered around the country, discover true hidden paradises.
# 1. Valle Verzasca (Ticino)
Well, that, the first time I saw a picture of Ponte dei Salti (Puente de los Saltos) with the crystal clear waters of Fiume Verzasca (Verzasca River) I dreamed of knowing that place. And I confess that I did not regret it. Without a doubt, it is one of the must-see promenades in Switzerland during the summer. The Verzasca Valley, which is located in the Canton of Ticino (Italian part of Switzerland), is part of the district of Locarno and is made up of the municipalities of Sonogno, Vogorno, Corippo, Lavertezzo, Diving, Brione Verzasca, Frasco and Gerra Verzasca
# 2. Zermatt (Valais)
I was in Zermatt the first time I visited Switzerland in July 2016. But I confess that it is one of the places I would like to return to and explore with more time. Famous for being located at the foot of one of the most famous mountains in the world – Matterhorn – the town is very charming. In the summer, the region offers countless outdoor activities (hiking, climbing, cycling, etc.) and in the winter it is a skiing paradise, with its 360 kilometers of slopes.
# 3. Murren (Berne)
Located at the foot of Schilthorn, the mountain that became famous for having been the scene of one of the films of “Bond … James Bond”, Mürren has just over 400 inhabitants and several hotels. In addition to a beautiful view of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau mountains, during the summer, it is possible to visualize some of the 72 waterfalls of the Lauterbrunnen Valley. There are no cars in the village and the access is made by means of a cable car – on the stretch of Lauterbrunnen to Stechelberg – and a cable car, from there to Mürren.
# 4. Lavaux (Vaud)
Undoubtedly the Lavaux region, in the Canton of Vaud, honors the Unesco cultural heritage title, category “Natural Landscapes” with much praise. They are 830 hectares distributed by the steep slopes between the cities of Lausanne and Vevey. Mountain, lake, grills and picturesque cities combine perfectly, giving rise to a wonderful visual space that fills the eyes of any tourist.